Hiking The Greenstone Ridge Trail

The 5th most popular hiking trail in Michigan.

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In northwestern Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park is a densely wooded island. The 40 mile Greenstone Ridge Trail hikes up Mount Desor (1400) and passes glacial lakes, bogs, and swamps. In spring and fall, you will be relatively alone with the islands timber wolves, moose, river otters, and red foxes.

Overall, Greenstone Ridge Trail is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Michigan. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Greenstone Ridge Trail including Feldtmann Ridge / Greenstone Ridge Loop and Minong Ridge.

Greenstone Ridge Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  IRNP (906) 482-0984; Ferry Service (888) 746-2305; Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails from the Isle Royale Natural History Association (800) 678-6925.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Michigan" from Roger Storm

Best Season:  Apr - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Rock Harbor Lodge (906) 337-4993

Breakfast Restaurant:  Harbor Haus, Copper Harbor

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/isro/

GPS:  48.031, -88.77

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  6905

Greenstone Ridge Trail Hiking Map


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